When writing in APA, one can write in-text in one of two ways:

(Willows, Q. A. & White, P., 1995)

Or, if the author's name is mentioned within the text, using this syntax:

Willows, Q. A. & White, P. (1995)

In ConTeXt, the command \cite[Willows1995], where Willow1995 is the BibTeX key, only outputs the in-text citation in the format shown in the first example. What command can I use in ConTeXt to display the author's name and date, but with only the date in parenthesis, as shown in the second example?

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    Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code. – DG' Nov 13 '14 at 9:08
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    Try: \cite[alternative=authoryear][Willows1995] – DG' Nov 13 '14 at 9:24
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    Village does the above work? if it doesn't, could you rewrite your question and add an MWE? – doed Nov 18 '14 at 16:50
  • Yes, it works. I thought I left a comment, but maybe it didn't get posted. – Village Nov 18 '14 at 23:30
  • Excellent! I'm kind of wary with your questions... since a deeper problem usually lies underneath it :), and I wasn't even sure the comment was the solution. @DG' could you write an answer so the question doesn't appear as unanswered? – doed Nov 19 '14 at 14:15

The cite format you are looking for ist called authoryear. You can set it as an option:


Or you can set it as the default style for \cite using the refcommand-option:


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